Warren Gamaliel Harding
29th President of the United States
(March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923)
Born: November 2, 1865, near Corsica (now Blooming Grove),
Died: August 2, 1923, in San Francisco, California
Father: George Tyron Harding
Mother: Phoebe Elizabeth Dickerson Harding
Kling De Wolfe (1860-1924), on July 8, 1891
Children: Elizabeth Ann Christian (illegitimate child by Nan
Britton) (1919- )
Education: Graduated from Ohio Central College (1882)
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
Presidential Salary: $75,000/year
- Member of Ohio State Senate, 1900-04
- Lieutenant-Governor of Ohio, 1904-06
- United States Senator, 1915-21
Presidential Election Results:
Vice President: Calvin
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- Secretary of State
Evans Hughes (1921-23)
- Secretary of the Treasury
W. Mellon (1921-23)
- Secretary of War
- John W. Weeks
- Attorney General
M. Daugherty (1921-23)
- Postmaster General
H. Hays (1921-22)
- Hubert Work
S. New (1923)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Edwin Denby
- Secretary of the Interior
B. Fall (1921-23)
- Hubert Work
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Henry C.
- Secretary of Commerce
C. Hoover (1921-23)
- Secretary of Labor
J. Davis (1921-23)
Notable Events:Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act
- Peace between Germany and Austria declared.
Internet Biographies:Compiled by the White House.
Harding -- from The
Grolier Online has created this
resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana.
Contains a full biography, written by Francis Russell, author of The
Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times, along with
suggestions for further reading.
Harding -- from The
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early
life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other
websites, and lesson plans.
G. Harding -- from Encyclopedia
Biography including details of Harding's lack of leadership skills.
Gamaliel Harding -- from DiscoverySchool.com
Complete biography powered by World Book Online.
G. Harding -- by Kim Dyer
This is not really a biography, but the dirt on Harding. The Teapot Dome
scandal, his affairs and illegitimate child, and the possible mystery behind
The Most Scandalous
President -- by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Was Harding the worst president? Was there anything redeeming about this
man? Mr. Anthony examines Harding's character.
G. Harding -- from The
Presidents of the United States of America
From the Vincent Voice
Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice
From the 1920 election campaign (0:28)
From the Library of Congress Voices
of the Presidential Election of 1920.
Other Internet Resources:
- From a speech in which Harding repeatedly uses the term: "America
Points of Interest:
interesting notes about Harding from the New York Times
- He was the first newspaper publisher to be elected president.
- Both of Harding's parents were doctors.
- He suffered nervous breakdowns at the age of 24 and had to spend some time
in a sanitarium.
- One of his sisters was a Washington, D.C. policewoman.
- Harding was the first president to ride to his inauguration in an
- He was the first president to own a radio and the first to speak over the
- Harding was the first president to visit Canada and Alaska.
- While president, Harding played golf, poker twice a week, followed
baseball and boxing, and sneaked off to burlesque shows. His advisors were
known as the "Poker Cabinet" because they all played poker
- Harding wore size fourteen shoes. He had the largest feet of the
- Harding was the first president to be survived by his father.